New Poll: McMullin Beating Clinton and Trump in Utah

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By Jillian Kay Melchior | 5:02 pm, October 19, 2016

A new poll, released this afternoon, has Evan McMullin beating both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Utah.

If McMullin and his running mate Mindy Finn can win his home state of Utah, the 40-year-old will become the first independent to secure electoral-college votes in nearly half a century.

The Emerson Poll, released Wednesday afternoon, shows McMullin surging past Trump with a four-point margin, also leading Hillary Clinton by seven points.

A Rasmussen poll published Monday showed McMullin virtually tied with both Clinton and Trump. Another poll, released the same day by Salt Lake’s Y2 Analytics, also showed McMullin in a statistical tie.

The numbers reflect how Utah’s socially conservative Morman electorate has become increasingly disillusioned with Trump, seeking another alternative to Clinton.